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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda Mazda3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mitsubishi Lancer with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Mitsubishi Lancer will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more expensive than the Mitsubishi Lancer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Lancer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little wider than the Mitsubishi Lancer, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Lancer, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Mitsubishi Lancer, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Lancer. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda3 as you will in the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mitsubishi Lancer.

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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995

2015 Mitsubishi
Lancer

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MSRP*: $17,395 - $29,495
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.10% As low as 4.74%
City MPG: 28 - 29 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 39 - 41 25 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,474 - $24,869 $16,660 - $28,250

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